I’m taking part in a great challenge over at the home of Glitter girl Shimelle is hosting a whole day of challenges completed by different designers to celebrate International/National scrapbooking day
Here is a sneak peek of the layout I did for my challenge, if you want to get the full story and see what all the other talented designers have been up to head on over to shimelle’s blog today.
and here is a little something from me, a freebie printable to celebrate NSD
it can be downloaded HERE
This design would work well on a layout as a journalling card or as a project life filler card.
Just a simple set of 3×4 cards, ideal for a small square photo or a journalling block.
Let me know what you think – feel free to download from the usual place
I used some of my favourite Seuss quotes and my go to font BEBAS to create these 3×4 filler cards.
download from the usual place.
. . . apart from the fact that it is my birthday today.
I am going to leave this open until 8am GMT Tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2013) any comments after that will not be included.
What I am giving away – Its a Surprise, just like a birthday gift.
It will be Scrapbook Stash and it will contain a small kraft three ring binder ( 9 x 7.5 x 1.75 inches ) some of my printables printed onto white card stock, possibly a stamp too, and a few other things too.
OK in order to win leave your name birthdate and email address and I will draw a random winner tomorrow.
Anyone can enter
Here’s a photo of some chocolate cake as no birthday would be complete without it !!
Cake by http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/chocolate-trio-birthday-cake.html
I always have been a sucker for images of cameras and throughout the years the scrapbook industry has not disappointed.
Fact in point, my current AC D ring album that I am using for this years project life has images of cameras all over it.
Recently I was designing some filler cards for an album that I will be collaborating on next year for my cousins wedding and I decided to use a camera image that I designed a couple of summers ago.
I was really pleased with how the cards came out so I though I would whip up a set of camera fillers for you to use now.so without further ado here they are, all the usual applies, please credit back, personal use only.
Download them here
I am working on some general filler cards for my project life album at the moment
These 3×4 “everyday happiness” cards can be used alone as a filler or you could decorate the white space in the middle with patterned paper, washi tape, an embellishment or even a small photo (2×2 inches)
Please feel free to download from the usual place HERE
If you use these or feature them please credit or link back to me Thank You
Ok so not everyone has got a scrapbooking budget – I know I don’t. Since I downsized my stash and moved from a dedicated room to a box of bits on my dining room table I only buy something if it is a necessary addition. My biggest expenditures at the moment are glue dot rolls, plain white smooth card for my printer and printer cartridges.
There are so many free printables out there at the moment that you don’t really need to buy stash as long as you have a supply of white card and a printer. I realise that its not everyones cup of tea but it certainly has benefits. You can be really selective about what you print, no need to buy a pack of product because you like 4 out of the 8 cards. plus there is a certain amount of flexibility, if the downloadable is in JPEG format when you insert it into a word or pages document you can re size the image so it fits your needs.
The other benefit to thrifty scrapping is that a lot of “chain” stores are offering great products at reasonable prices that can be used on scrap projects. My favourites at the moment are Paperchase for their stickers and their small D ring albums, also The Range, they have some great embellishments, loving their shaped paperclips by Craft Shop, just bought arrows and planes each pack was a £1 and contains 10 pieces.
Ok enough harping on about being thrifty . . .
Here is a Freebie to keep you coming back
another chalkboard themed card – write on them with white gel pens or wet chalk pens. I kept them 4×3 inches in size so that they can be use for Project Life too.
please comment and let me know if what I am sharing is useful to you.
March equals Spring, right ? well not if you look out of my window right now it doesn’t, we have snow again !
As I have been moving forward with my Project Life album for 2013, I have been investigating “filler cards” I have to admit I didn’t “get” that concept last year, don’t ask me why, probably because I didn’t have protectors with 3×4 pockets.
This year however I am coming round to the fact that its actually a really great design idea, so I am downloading and printing my favourites off and also designing some of my own, which obviously I will share here (and probably on interest too)
Anyway here’s what I designed for my project life album this week, but you could use them on any of your crafty paper projects.
some 3×4 Spring/Easter printables
The JPEG doesn’t do them justice – the grey decoration under the text is some flowers !
you can download them HERE
I have been doing alot of internet browsing in what little spare time I have, I thought I would share a couple of things I found. I am sure lots of you will already have been directed to these through pinterest already but just in case you missed them . . .
Firstly this place – word mark it a site where you type in an “example word” and it uses every font you have stored on your computer to show you what that word will look like. A fabulous way of making font decisions, especially if like me you are a font freek and have way to many.
Secondly – this place maps.stamen.com another great site, you type in a location or destination and it pulls up a map for you, but you can then save the image in serveral options, watercolour and toner are my preferred options, great for using on craft projects and something a little unusual.
I was sat here this morning after the dust had settled from the usual Monday morning mayhem, listening, all I could hear was the slight humming of my computer and the dogs gentle breathing, sigh . . .
So I whipped up these 6×4 cards for you all to use either in your PL albums or on your scrap book layouts – ENJOY
If you are interested in having them in a different orientation (3×4) let me know, leave a comment
as always – if you use them link back to here
you can download the PDF HERE